Gianni Lancia, 1924- 2014, An Update- Politics & Money- Is Anything New?- Niels Jonassen is a fine writer from Denmark, the author of a marvelous book titled “Lancia Aurelia in Detail: GT, Spider, Convertible & Saloon“, published by Herridge & Sons, Ltd. Niels read my post on the death of Gianni Lancia and shared this on the story of Gianni’s supposed Communist ties: “Before I wrote […]
Sports Car Market Monterey Insider’s Seminar at Gooding & Co. August 2014-Please join me for the 13th annual SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar at Gooding & Company’s tent at Pebble Beach on Saturday August 16th at 9:00 am. The keynote speaker will be the incredibly erudite Miles Collier, collector, historian, preservationist, artist and founder of the REVS Institute in Naples, FL. Keith Martin will lead our panel […]
The Million-Mile Ferrari?-Well, the title is not exactly accurate. The mileage on the car in question hasn’t even hit 100,000. I am moved to write this based on a spontaneous morning coffee in Palm Springs with my friend James Taylor as he was traveling from LA to Phoenix. Jim lives in upstate New York with a wonderful […]
Why I Love What I Do, Paris 2014 Edition-While I have always included purchase and selling consulting as a part of my professional offering, I find myself offering this service more and more often, especially as connected with my regular travels to Europe. During my my recent trip to Retromobile, I had a very rewarding consulting assignment. I purchased on behalf of a […]
Retromobile 2014, Paris France- Part 3-CUSTOM-BODIED BEAUTIES, Chapter I. At Artcurial’s Retromobile sale- one of the five Chapron-bodied Citroën SM convertibles ‘Mylord’. Fabulous. And a mere $772,800 with buyer’s premium. These have to be quite the coolest version of a very cool GT. Some thought the price insane, I say- wait for the next one? I think not! The work […]
Retromobile 2014, Paris France- Part 2-Two display-only stars at Retromobile – the Mercedes-Benz W196 Formula 1 Grand Prix ‘streamliner’ – speed personified even at rest – as is Hubert Parry’s record car ‘Babs’. ‘Babs’, with Parry behind the wheel, set a world land speed record at 176mph in April, 1926 at Pendine Sands in the UK. The following year in […]
Retromobile 2014, Paris France-Ah, Retromobile! And a few Lancias (and an OSCA and Citroën for balance)… On a stand of Lukas Hüni, dealer from Switzerland, was a tribute to Lancia. Here, the only D24S sports racer in private hands and a 1st Series Flaminia Sport Zagato. From the Artcurial auction, a lovely Aprilia Cabriolet bodied by Pinin Farina. […]
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